BEYOND RUGGED RIDES: ICON FJ44 PETERSEN SPECIAL

At OXX we build premium products for people who work and play outside — and getting where you’re going is part of the fun. We build for life’s most extreme situations so we’re highlighting some of the epic vehicles out there today that also strive to exceed expectations. Power and performance are what lies inside these OXX certified Beyond Rugged Rides.

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The greatest Toyota ever built? You decide. The ICON FJ44 Petersen Special stands on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, but we know this Beyond Rugged Ride is built to take on the rough roads. As the ICON’s one-hundredth custom Cruiser, the FJ44 surpasses the original FJ40 by a landslide.

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A supercharged Chevy 6.2L V8 engine under the hood means the FJ44 is packing over 530 hp. Capable of going 0-60 in just over 5 seconds, the Petersen Special is a beast. The four-door body is a custom Art Morrison designed chassis and hand-crafted aluminum frame.

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To conquer any terrain the FJ44 comes with Fox Racing Shocks and Brembo brakes. It also features a Dana 44 front axle and a Dana 60 rear axle. The accessories of the Petersen Special add convenience and luxury to this custom build. We like the matching ICON bucket seats, pioneer touchscreen, futuristic LED headlights, heated seats with Chilewich inserts – to name a few.

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It breaks our hearts to know that the FJ44 is sitting on display and not tearing up trails. You can check out the Petersen Special for yourself at the Automotive Museum through the fall. If you like this Beyond Rugged Ride, share this article with someone else who would love to take the FJ44 Petersen Special for a spin!